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Old 05-02-2013, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by unteagle View Post
Looks like all ya'll were off...called a few more lawyers all who said it was LL responsibility if the city wouldn't remove the animal for free. filed all the paper work( sent certified letter, and a second letter not actual court paperwork), had the lawyer send paperwork to LL threatning legal action and he came and took care of the problem asap.

Still living in the same house, no threats to get out. In fact he's been very nice since and even asked if he could have a stroller we had sitting in our yard.

ended up being a family of squirrels. We had to leave the hole open because one of the babies ran off into the attic but eventually the mom came back and relocated all squirrels.
It has been awhile since your post and I hope at least maybe you will get this as a notification in your email? I sympathize with you I truly do I have signed myself up for a huge mess of lease! Shortly after moving in I like literally a day I found infestations of cockroaches, LARGE RATS! and wasps in my rental home I wish I coulda found a month to month cause im locked in for a year the property management company has told me they nor the landlord are responsible for not properly having the home cleaned before move in these people are sneaky snakes! I have lived in this home for 5 months and for 5 months I have been sick (chronic cough, fatigue, depression, and loss of voice, my children have complained of headache and body aches) IM SO OVER RENTING!!!!! there is so much more to this too. Im glad you fought for what you knew was right!
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:57 AM
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Actually you need to research a little more or contact another attorney because opossum do not carry rabies. Rats, raccoons, and squirrels do, but opossum do not. And it DOES matter what your lease states about who is responsible for pest control. If nothing is specified, unless you can prove that the animal is a hazard to your safety, the tenant is responsible. Good Luck
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:13 AM
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Old 01-09-2018, 01:32 PM
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By now it should be clear if said animal has rabies or not. :-)
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:47 AM
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Ask the city for a trap.

Trap it yourself and ask them to remove it.

You are probably right in all instances, but basically as you said, enforcing your rights, may cost you a LOT of money, and you still loose the house. Month to month they can give you notice or go up on the rent.

Sorry for your trouble, but it is common around here.
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